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>> the right to vote allows us to vote for candidates or party and it is a significant way to have our voice heard. exactly 100 years ago, women were given the vote in california. the battle for women's suffrage was not an easy one. it took more than 70 years. a woman could run for president in new york. >> organizing this conference,
basically it modeled itself on a declaration of independence for women. it marked the beginning of the women's equality movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be
corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity.
>> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadly idea in san francisco. liquor was the foundation of the economy. and >> anything that touched on the possibility of prohibition was greatly and popular. >> the first campaign was a great effort, but not a success. >> the war was not over.
less than one decade later, a graphic protests brought new life to the movement. >> women's suffrage, the republican convention in oakland, this time it was the private sector response. 300 marched down the streets of the convention center. women were entitled to be here. >> joining together for another campaign. >> women opened a club in san francisco. it was called the votes for
women club. if she could get the shopkeepers to have lunch, she could get them to be heard literature. the lunch room was a tremendous success. >> it was the way that people thought about women willing to fight for a successful campaign. what happened was, the social transformation increase the boundary of what was possible, out word. >> there were parades and rallies, door to door candidacies, reaching every voter in the state. >> the eyes of the nation were on california in 1911, when we all voted. it was the sixth and largest state in the nation to approve this.
one decade later, we have full voting rights in the united states. helping newly enfranchised women, a new political movement was founded. >> starting in the 1920's, it was a movement created by the suffragettes moving forward to getting the right to vote. all of the suffragettes were interested in educating the new voters. >> non-partisan, not endorsing candidates >> -- endorsing candidates, getting the right to vote and one they have their voice heard.
>> the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage is taking place throughout the state. bancroft library is having an exhibit that highlights the women's suffrage movement, chronicling what happened in california, bringing women the right to vote. >> how long does this mean going on? >> the week of the 20th. people do not realize that women were allowed to vote as early as the 1920's. in the library collection we have a manuscript from the end of december, possibly longer. >> in commemoration of 100 years of voting in california.
not be present today. madame chair, you do have a quorum. director kim: thank you. please call item 3. >> item 3 is communications. i did want to announce that item 7 on the regular calendar will be considered at a future meeting. director kim: thank you. item four. >> board of directors new or old business. director kim: seeing none, item five. >> item 5 is the executive director's report. >> [inaudible] on the design side, we are on schedule with our construction documents. i will ask now for steve to give
the presentation on the bulk of the work we're working on now which is construction. thank you. >> good morning, directors. providing construction management oversight. we had a great amount of progress out in the field, really starting to transition into the excavation process. this again is the time line on the main work that is going on right now, which is the buttress, shoring, and excavation package. as we sit here in february 2012, the pre-trenching a running entire course is complete. it has been for a while. the shoring all work is essentially complete with the street crossings -- the shoring wall work. the next major change in the site will be the continuing excavation and implementation of the traffic bridges at first street, and then fremont and
beale street to follow later in the year. we've had over 200,000 kraft hours on the project to date. there were no incidents or injuries. we are following a great safety record. this slide gives you some idea of what is going on right now. there is a little bit of existing transbay terminal demolition left to do along first street. they cannot take that out until they put in the traffic bridge and start the excavation at that end, but essentially, the underground foundations are completely gone now that were left over from the earlier transbay terminal, and we are well into the level of excavation. the buttress work continues. but you haven't -- to give you an idea of how the site has changed a little bit, it is hard each month to see a lot of
noticeable change on the overhead from the buttress, but we are moving along. we have completed as of+ last week 40 buttress shafts. the work continues this week on new shafts with 167 remaining. some highlights of the buttress work -- in the picture on the upper left, you can see some of the sound and attenuation in the material we have put up to try to cut down on the noise. the rest of the site is progressing into the excavation phase, as you can see in the far west end of the project. the difference between where we were at the end of december and now where we are at the end of january with the excavation. specifically, we are down to the first layer, so the next step is to install the first of four or five layers of horizontal
bracing across the entire lot. they are prepping for that. they were removing some existing woodpiles that previously supported the former transit center in preparation for installing the pin piles that will support their work trestle, which is a 30-wide trestle that runs the length of the project, where they will continue the excavation from. here's the beginning of the cross lot bracing in the far west end. archaeology continues in that zone. they continue to find additional items, and they are working closely with the excavating contractor and rescuing all the material they can find. the remaining utility relocation is the of sillery water system
-- auxiliary water system, primarily on mission street. they continue to do puddling. the amount of materials in the area have required them to do a lot of exploratory work and some redesign on this, but thh well under way, and we expect work to get started shortly. then it -- there is an example of some of the part: that was then. the phase two pg&e infrastructure continues now on fremont street in preparation for the final cut overs so that the traffic bridges can be installed. speaking of traffic bridges, that is the next major activity out on-site in addition to the continuation of the excavation and buttress work. beginning in march, there will be some intermittently in closures on first street -- intermittent rain closures on first street. then, on memorial day weekend, a prefabricated bridge will be set in place of first street over a closure for that three-day
weekend. a lot of preparation goes into that, including completing the small pieces of the cds and shoring wall, as well as a structure that attaches to that area, and then the placement of the traffic bridge. then, the future traffic bridges are scheduled to go in on the long labor day weekend for fremont street and the veterans day in november. when the bridges are in place, this will be the access to the area. there will be three lanes of traffic on each of the bridges and one pedestrian walkway on each bridge. to continue to keep you up-to- date, the construction budget remains the same. this comes out of the report that is provided to the board each month and, again, focus on
the schedule right now, the critical passage running through the excavation and buttress work is indicated on the summary schedule. as i said, 210,000 kraft hours to date with about 139,000 of those or 66%, being part of the local area. here's the breakdown on that. it is pretty much continuing the trend along the same lines as we have seen before. i would be happy to answer any questions. director kim: directors, and the questions? i did have one question about first street. so there's going to be a bridge that private vehicles can continue to use, or is this just for construction vehicles? >> in the east-west direction, there will be what they call the access trestle bridge about 30 feet wide, and it will go in in pieces.
a crane and other equipment will be able to fit on it to continue the excavation because of the deaths and the number of cross braces making it impossible to drive the truck into the hole -- because of the debt -- because of the depth. the first street, fremont street, and beale street bridges are for the general public, for the traffic to keep those streets open throughout the remainder of the construction. director kim: so members of the public will be able to continue using the streets? >> absolutely, with the example -- with the exception of the shutdowns. anything else? thank you very much. >> one other thing, directors, i did want to report that we are in the process of setting up our upjac meetings. i will be bringing the board the
quarterly report, as promised, to let you know how we are doing. to date, we have been working closely with the carpenters on john o'connell. we are working on turner, and there's a donation as well for the school. we will be bringing a more full report after our first meeting in march next month. thank you. that concludes my report. director kim: thank you. could we please call item 6, public comment? >> yes, public comment is an opportunity for members of the public to address the authority on matters that are not on today's calendar. we do have a speaker card. director kim: thank you. if there are other members of the public that want to speak, please line up. >> good morning, board. my name is gilbert. i work for the carpenters' union. but a carpenter for 33 years. i also went to john o'connell.
you're sort a graduate -- i am a graduate of john o'connell. i want to let you know we're working very closely with john o'connell as far as keeping them in the loop in training their students to possibly come to the carpenters' union or some of the other unions that exists here in san francisco. we have been also working with dust. maria mentioned that we donated books to the class for the future, all donated by local 22, so we are very happy we are working together with john o'connell, because as you know, it is a trade school. when they got rebuilt, they took all the trades out of it, and now, it is more of a technical school. it is good, but we see there is a need to train our kids for the future, to help the demand of all the work here in san
francisco. i am very happy to say we donated the books. webcor also has donated some tools. i think we are waiting for turner and some other companies to donate tools, so that is a good thing. also, i volunteered as a teacher. anything we can do to help, we are happy to work with them on that. in ending, i just wanted to say that we look forward to working with john o'connell in the future and providing apprentices and carpenters for the future of san francisco. thank you very much. director kim: thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. >> with that, we can go ahead and hear the regular calendar, which now only consists of the minutes of the january 12 meeting. director kim: thank you. is there a motion on item 8? we have a motion to approve the minutes for the january 12, 2012
meeting and a second. >> no members of the public have indicated they want to comment on that item. with that, all in favor? >> aye. >> any oppose? we will go ahead and reflect that the minutes have been approved. that does in your regular calendar. at this time, you are scheduled to go into closed session. i have not received any indication that any members of the public wish to address you on the items listed, but they have an opportunity to do so now. director kim: if any members of the public would like to speak on our close session item? seeing none, we will now recessed into closed session. if we could just ask members of
to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah.
♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish